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Satyr & Sleeping Maenad | Apulian red figure vase painting
Museum Collection Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Catalogue No. New York 1984.323.2
Beazley Archive No. N/A
Ware Apulian Red Figure
Shape Krater, Bell
Painter -
Date ca. 380 – 360 B.C.
Period Late Classical


A lascivious Satyr sneaks up upon a sleeping nymph. The Satyr has the ears of a beast, a large nose and erect member. He wears a deerskin cloak and holds a piece of wood. The Maenad relines topless on the skin of a panther, her head cast back and resting in the crook of her arm. She is adorned with a beaded necklace and coiled bracelets.

The painting may depict a more specific scene from myth--the seduction of Antiope by Zeus in the guise of a Satyr (cf. image Z1.7).


Satyrs, Oreads-Maenads, Antiope